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Clover Hill Vintage Brut Pipers River 2003

Clover Hill Vintage Brut Pipers River 2003

This is the best Clover Hill sparkling release that I have reviewed to date.  Mature now at 10 years old, it is yellow-gold in colour with f...
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1966

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1966

I have previously tasted a bottle of Penfolds' Bin 707 cabernet sauvignon from the 1966 vintage, and to this day, it remains the great...
Langwerth von Simmern Kabinett Riesling 2007

Langwerth von Simmern Kabinett Riesling 2007

One thousand odd reviews on the site, and the first from Rheingau.  This riesling is golden in colour, with quite pungent aromatics of ...
Turkey Flat Vineyards Shiraz 2008

Turkey Flat Vineyards Shiraz 2008

I'm not sure why I haven't written up more of Turkey Flat's wines.  They are good and well priced, and I visited them back in ...
Maude Pinot Noir 2007

Maude Pinot Noir 2007

Another short wine review.  People talk about good value pinot noir being hard to find.  This one should be on your list.  Medium intensit...
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

I am running behind on all things, so forgive my short review of a good wine.  Majella's cabernet sauvignon from the 2008 vintage is a...
Monument Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Monument Vineyard Nebbiolo 2011 and Monument Vineyard Shiraz 2012

Monument Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Monument Vineyard Nebbiolo 2011 and Monument Vineyard Shiraz 2012

Monument Vineyard is a new label with its vineyard situated in Cudal around 30 kilometres west of Orange.  A claim to the geographical indic...
Angullong Noble Riesling 2012

Angullong Noble Riesling 2012

This is another good botrytis affected dessert style riesling from the Orange region.  Bright in the glass, it has a pale intensity lemon ...
Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2012

If Marlborough sauvignon blanc has a spectrum of flavour - let's call it bright clean passionfruit fruit to slightly dank tinned veget...
Single vineyards and the Mornington Peninsula: a look at the wines of Polperro and Even Keel

Single vineyards and the Mornington Peninsula: a look at the wines of Polperro and Even Keel

I recently made the journey down to Red Hill in the Mornington Peninsula and caught up with the dynamic Sam Coverdale.  Sam is the owner, gr...
Yering Station Village Chardonnay 2011

Yering Station Village Chardonnay 2011

Yering Station's Village chardonnay from the Yarra Valley is bright in the glass, with a pale intensity lemon colour.  It has medium ...
De Bortoli Sacred Hill Shiraz 2012

De Bortoli Sacred Hill Shiraz 2012

De Bortoli's Sacred Hill Shiraz 2012 retails for the princely sum of $7.50, and no region is identified on the bottle other than Aust...

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